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Marlon James.

Marlon James’s characters are caught in “the shitstem,” eternally waiting for something to change.

Figure 25 from Franco Moretti’s “Network Theory, Plot Analysis,”.

Raymond Williams tried to save culture from a priestly elite. Can the same be said of the digital humanities?

The hipster bar Pete’s Candy Store, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

D.W. Gibson gets beyond the banter about gentrification.

Tom McCarthy.

The writings of Tom McCarthy are a case study in the application of theory to fiction.

Jacob Lawrence

The painter’s migration series was a first draft of history for one of black America’s defining moments.

Guy Carawan

Guy Carawan's music had a message and his songs became the unofficial anthems of the Civil Rights movement. 

A gallery in the new Whitney Museum of American Art.

With its new building, the Whitney Museum is now the best place to see modern and contemporary art in New York City.

Blogs

Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across all musical genres.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/15/15?

May 15, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

What are Nation interns reading the week of 5/8/15?

May 8, 2015

In this week’s Altercation Eric honors artists and writers whose careers have stood the test of time.

May 5, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/4/15?

May 4, 2015

The May Day occupation is part of an escalating campaign to get the Guggenheim to end the exploitation of migrant workers at the museum's Abu Dhabi site.

May 4, 2015

The Nation's critic in 1931 said the museum would abet the snobbery that believes "American painting is a second-rate affair."

April 27, 2015